With April, the Spring season has settled in. Days are longer and we are closer to Summer. Summer is shaping up to be full of action as these Spring releases from our favorite publishers become hotter and hotter! Let's start off with:
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Philip Tan (CA) Francesco Mattina "EMBERS OF FATE" Al Simmons has seen the future.
Now, the terrible consequences of his actions in SPAWN #300 and #301 will have a ripple effect that leads toward annihilation. His every victory and every defeat change his fate, and the fate of the world.
Superstar creative team TODD McFARLANE & PHILIP TAN kick off the next epic era of SPAWN!
ALIENS ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #1 (OF 5) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Cristiano Seixas (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .
Adapted from the original 1976 screenplay by Dan O'Bannon (author of Moebius's The Long Tomorrow, cowriter of Total Recall, writer/director of The Return of the Living Dead). Variant covers by Walter Simonson!
PREDATOR HUNTERS III #3 (OF 4)
(W) Chris Warner (A/CA) Brian Thies The Hunters compete in a game of wits with the Russians to find-and kill-the Predators. As they follow the Predator trail deeper into the treacherous jungle, they make a shocking discovery-there are two Predators! The hunters may become the hunted . . .
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 DC COMICS The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who's who of comics' finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn't want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?
CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 DC COMICS Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating with nothing less than with a huge soiree, invite only, packed with creators who mean the most to her and to whom she means the most! Stories featured in this 100-page spectacular include a tail-sorry, tale-that takes place at the end of the Brubaker/Stewart Catwoman run, in honor of artist Darwyn Cooke. Plus, Catwoman is caught by an exotic cat collector, runs into a wannabe thief trying to prove himself as her apprentice, encounters a mystery involving memorabilia from alternate continuities, and of course some Bat/Cat fun.
EVENT LEVIATHAN CHECKMATE #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS From the award-winning creative team behind last year's Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics' deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world-but what is the secret behind its power? The planet's last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up to try to take back the world that was stolen from under us all! Green Arrow, the Question, Talia al Ghul and other unlikely allies converge to tackle Leviathan as members of the new Checkmate-but who is the surprise hero behind this team? Big clues to the future of the DC Universe start here!
BATMAN #92 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez The greatest heist in history is underway in Gotham City, courtesy of the mysterious crimemaster known as the Designer! Batman knows what he needs to do, but in order to stop the plot, he must first escape the most ingenious death trap the Riddler has ever devised!
BATMAN #93 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez Batman faces off with the Designer as "Their Dark Designs" reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. "Joker War" is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same.
DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3) DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) Howard Porter It's the epic finale of the next chapter in the DCeased saga as heroes and villains collide with one epic purpose: to escape the coming of the infected population of Gotham City and a monstrous Wonder Woman! It's time to ride the fury road one final time...to survival!
ACTION COMICS #1022 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson First, Metropolis was hit with the biggest ground battle in the history of the city and barely survived. On top of that, Leviathan threw down his gauntlet for the entire world to see, and Superman revealed the truth of his identity as Clark Kent. Now the city is in a state of shock-and Clark and Conner Kent need to figure out what's next for them and the city they protect! Guest-starring Wonder Comics' Young Justice in a unique crossover!
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham Batman goes over the edge! With everything that's happened in Gotham City and Ra's al Ghul's personal attacks on the Dark Knight and his team of Outsiders, Batman lashes out and uses his all his anger and skills to take down Ra's and his new League of Assassins on his own. Will the Outsiders be able to pull him back from his rage-or will they find themselves on the receiving end of it?
BATMAN VS RAS AL GHUL #6 (OF 6) DC COMICS It all comes down to this...the final meeting of the Batmen! Ra's al Ghul's plan to dominate Gotham City crashes against the will of Bruce Wayne and Matches Malone, as the city's power grid faces the wave of the future!
BATMAN SUPERMAN #9 DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Nick Derington "Atomic" part one! The Atomic Skull is dead. When Batman and Superman arrive on the scene of his explosive demise, they discover that this villain-turned-would-be hero was one of many people to be the subject of grisly-and sometimes fatal-experiments. But who is pulling the strings of these bizarre and unnecessary surgeries? Whom will they experiment on next? And what does one of Superman's oldest foes, the Ultra-Humanite, have to do with this deadly mystery?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1022
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Andrew Hennessy, Brad Walker "Ugly Heart" part three! Batman has been blasted with bullets and left for dead by Two-Face's deadly Church of the Two-and if Gotham City is going to survive Two-Face's final revenge, they're going to need a miracle! But be careful what you wish for, because a resurrection is already in progress, and this one involves a certain Clown Prince and the heir to Gotham's vigilante throne...
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp continue their master class in comic book entertainment as Hal Jordan remains grounded on Earth by the Young Guardians. But when U.S. Air Force general "Herc" Stone reenlists "Highball" Jordan for a mission to locate his missing pilots, including Hal's ex Cowgirl, Jordan discovers an alien presence more dangerous than any stormy relationship!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Bryan Hitch Cold war kickoff! After receiving a distress signal from Aquaman, the Justice League travels to Antarctica, where they discover an ancient prison at the bottom of the legendary pit of Tartarus. But who picked the locks within? Freed from their shackles, creatures of myth and horror emerge to battle the team, while the League must confront their own personal demons. What exactly lies at the base of this well, and what will be left of the Justice League when they discover its secret?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #45
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Matt Ryan (CA) Bryan Hitch The Spirit of Vengeance goes global! After spending untold time in isolation, the Spectre is back, and his thirst for retribution will ripple across the Earth! As old wounds are reopened under the Spectre's unstoppable influence, it's up to the Justice League to stop the conflict. But how can they act on a global stage when they must first contend with their own resentments?
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Will Conrad (CA) Jose Ladrönn As Darkseid threatens reality as we know it, Epoch, the Lord of Time, has a plan to stop him...but will that plan end in even greater disaster for the Multiverse? Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and her Justice League Odyssey misfits have one chance to avert catastrophe, but they'll have to steal Epoch's time technology to do it...and risk unraveling the entire history of the DC Universe!
(W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Kevin Maguire Free of the infection and reeling after the events of Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, Supergirl crash-lands in an area being devastated by a catastrophic storm. Suffering from a series of hallucinations and memories of her past, Kara struggles to keep her mind clear enough to save the people she swore to her cousin she'd protect. She's got a lot to prove after endangering Smallville and all its inhabitants. Will she be able to save everyone including herself? Or is this the end for our hero?
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado The battle for the United Planets hits a fever pitch as the galactic conqueror Mongul beats some of the rulers of the galaxy to death and then heads for Earth! The only thing standing in his way? Superman! Meanwhile, back on Earth, the truth that Clark Kent is Superman continues to spiral out all over the world, and now the Daily Planet's competition is gunning for his wife, Lois Lane!
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #3 (OF 4) (MR)
The revelation of the Haedras' true nature overwhelms even the mighty Amazon Princess, forcing Diana to seek out the one person who can help her: Superman. But what Diana finds at the Fortress of Solitude is one of the most shocking secrets in the history of Wonder Woman.
STAR WARS ADVENTURES CLONE WARS #1-5 (OF 5)
(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean, Derek Charm (CA) Derek Charm This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights confront Count Dooku, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!
STAR TREK DS9 TOO LONG A SACRIFICE #1
(W) Scott Tipton, Denton J. Tipton (A) Greg Scott (CA) Ricardo Drumond Death casts its shadow as Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies. Everyone on the Promanade has a motive for this murder, be it vengeance, justice... or old-fashioned greed. Legendary Star Trek scribes Scott Tipton & David Tipton team with noir artist Greg Scott for the first Deep Space Nine comic book series in a decade!
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #13
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Stephen Thompson The Enterprise and her crew finally make it back to Federation space, but the Federation they find isn't quite the same as the one they had left behind. Meanwhile, Aegis and Gary Seven's grand design continues to take shape-and the consequences will be staggering. The final voyages of the original Enterprise crew continue in this episode from showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Green Arrow, Nightwing)!
TRANSFORMERS 84 SECRETS & LIES #1 (OF 4)
(W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Guido Guidi Simon Furman returns! The beloved writer, accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, returns to tell a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers '84 #0 one-shot! As the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon's victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called... Megatron!
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Jack Lawrence "Swindle's." If you're looking for something in Cybertron's black market, your best bet is almost inevitably Swindle's, an illegal den of contraband energon, skitter racing, and more. It's great for those looking for a way to get their hands on weapons and supplies, and greater still for the Security Operatives who know what's going on and are about to start a raid...
TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #8
(W) Sam Maggs (A) Umi Miyao (CA) Winston Chan "Gauging the Truth," Part Two. Gauge's understanding of the universe has gone topsy-turvy. Everything she's been told-that she remembers-may be a lie. Or the mysterious prisoners that are appealing to her are the liars. It could really go either way... and it's up to her to figure out who's telling the truth
TRANSFORMERS VS TERMINATOR #2 (OF 4)
(W) David Mariotte & Various (A) Alex Milne (CA) Gavin Fullerton David Mariotte, John Barber, & Tom Waltz (w) o Alex Milne (a) o Gavin Fullerton (c) The T-800, last hope of his kind, has travelled back to 1984 to destroy the Cybertronians before they can awaken and subjugate his future. But when the Ark systems start to bring the Autobots and Decepticons back online, what will he do against two armies? It's up to one Terminator to save the future and nothing's gonna stand in his way!
TMNT JENNIKA #3 (OF 3)
(W/A/CA) Brahm Revel Jennika's collision with her past reaches its climax as old enemies return! Alone and seemingly outmatched, Jennika must search inside herself and ask if the cure for mutation is worth the price...
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #24
(W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco The end is nigh... twenty-one years in the making, the final three issues of Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco's legendary TMNT run are here!
Who is the Lady Shredder? The Turtles believe they've found the answer in Karai, but it soon becomes apparent that not all is as it seems. With Master Splinter on his deathbed and Warlord Komodo knocking at their door, what are they supposed to do now?!
TMNT ONGOING #105
(W) Tom Waltz & Various (A/CA) Sophie Campbell Music, mayhem, and most importantly: family. The TMNT all return to NYC and begin to see a path forward for themselves in Mutant Town. The conclusion to Sophie Campbell's first ongoing story arc ends with heart and isn't to be missed!
USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS #4 (OF 7)
(W/A/CA) Stan Sakai Featuring parts 7 and 8 of the essential "Samurai" storyline, plus a bonus story, this issue delves into Usagi's early days of training and the start of his storied career! Featuring brand new colors from Ronda Pattionson (TMNT).
GI JOE #8
(W) Paul Allor (A) Emma Vieceli (CA) Niko Walter The Joes travel to Eastern Europe to sabotage a key component of Cobra's industrial war machine. To do so, moral lines will have to be crossed, and complicated relationships will have to be destroyed. G.I. Joe's multi-pronged assault on Cobra is just beginning.
GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #4 (OF 4)
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening The final interview for the Ghostbusters biography is with EGON SPENGLER, who is inspecting the damaged firehouse while they talk. The secret history of the Ghostbusters first run in business concludes here!
EMPYRE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung • The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor - and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. • On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution. • If the two teams can't work together to save the day, things can only get worse... Rated T+
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6)
(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung • Three Avengers are trapped on the moon as war breaks out on Earth - and an ancient enemy reveals a scheme decades in the making! • Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four fight against a creeping horror that might destroy them all - starting with the Thing! • Captain Marvel is their last, best hope... But if Carol Danvers survives, what will she become? Rated T+
EMPYRE AVENGERS #0
(W) Al Ewing (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Jim Cheung Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams - as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers. In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself. The Celestial Messiah has returned... but are the Avengers ready to hear his message? Rated T+
EMPYRE FANTASTIC FOUR #0
(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Jim Cheung "The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors" - a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF! In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War... and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel's First Family for years to come. All this, and the introduction of a long hidden Elder of the Universe... the Profiteer! Witness the first appearance of this new, major player in the cosmos! Rated T+
EMPYRE SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 3)
(W) Taran Killam (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Humberto Ramos • Spider-Man has the best rogues' gallery in comics with the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Venom, Carnage and recent additions like Red Goblin, Itsy Bitsy and Kindred. • But there's another archenemy of Spider-Man who's been hiding in plain sight, and only the actions of the Kree/Skrull have brought him to the fore of Spider-Man's story AND Marvel's big 2020 event! Rated T
EMPYRE AVENGERS #1 (OF 3)
(W) Jim Zub (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Steve McNiven With the threat from the stars now reaching Earth, Captain America sends out the call for heroes to meet its advance across the globe! But in the far-off Antarctic Savage Land, Ka-Zar and the Agents of Wakanda have located an enemy offensive that could change the course of the conflict! Which Avengers will answer the call to this remote area and will they be able to cope with the strangeness they find there? Rated T
LORDS OF EMPYRE EMPEROR HULKING #1
(W) Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Patrick Gleason DESTINY FULFILLED! The child of the Kree hero Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle, Dorrek VIII - known on Earth as "Teddy" - has spent years evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But now fate has caught up to him. The Kree and Skrull worlds are aligned - and only a man born of both can lead them. But what has led Hulkling to abandon Earth and the Avengers he's fought beside? And what will become of his fiancé, the hero Wiccan? Star writers Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira team up with artist Manual Garcia for a can't-miss one-shot! Rated T+
EMPYRE HANDBOOK #1
(W/A) Various (CA) Ron Lim Multiple races across the universe are pulled into a major conflict when EMPYRE hits! The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe helps keep the participants straight with updates of the major players in this star-spanning war: The Avengers! The Fantastic Four! Captain Marvel (Danvers)! The Skrulls! The Kree! Hulkling! Plus: All-new profiles of Kree members Bel-Dann, Captain Glory (Gla-Ree) and Tanalth, Skrull member Raksor, and the Cotati Swordsman! Also featuring the mysterious, never-before profiled Blue Area of Earth's Moon! Rated T+
X-MEN #10 EMP
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu EMPYRE TIE-IN! The Summers family has grown a Krakoan home on the moon. Now some new neighbors have moved in. Rated T+
FANTASTIC FOUR #21 EMP
(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Nick Bradshaw EMPYRE TIE-IN! With the Fantastic Four neck-deep in the menace in space, who can Powerhouse and Brainstorm call upon to deal with the crisis down on Earth? Only Spider-Man and Wolverine, of course! Rated T
MARVEL ZOMBIES RESURRECTION #1 (OF 4)
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Inhyuk Lee THE MARVEL ZOMBIES RISE AGAIN! When the corpse of Galactus reaches planet Earth carrying a cannibalistic virus, Spider-Man and a ragtag group of heroes struggle to save survivors and uncover the truth! Parental Advisory
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #17 OUT
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Javi Garron • Team MILES MORALES welcomes the INCREDIBLE Carmen Carnero (CAPTAIN MARVEL, X-MEN RED)! • And welcomes readers faithful and fresh to discover what life is like for Brooklyn's teen Spider-Man in the OUTLAWED age! • It's time for young people to stand together or fall apart! Who will need Miles to risk the wrath of C.R.A.D.L.E.? Rated T
NEW WARRIORS #1 (OF 5) OUT
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) R. B. Silva DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! Or Night Thrasher will knock you out! Or better yet, he'll get one of the new recruits to do it! With Kamala's Law in full effect - forbidding unsupervised super heroics by anyone under the age of 21 - it's time for the New Warriors to step up. Thrasher reunites with Firestar, Rage, Speedball, Namorita and Silhouette to mentor a whole new generation of heroes...whether they like it or not. Introducing the NEW New Warriors - and the epoch of their thrilling new adventures! Rated T+
PUNISHER VS BARRACUDA #1 (OF 5)
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Ryan Stegman THE BADDEST OF THE BAD ENTERS THE MARVEL U! Barracuda, terror of the legendary PUNISHER MAX run, makes his Marvel Universe debut in this prestige miniseries from creators Ed Brisson and Declan Shalvey! While Frank Castle closes the case on a mob hitman hiding out in the Deep South, a brutal jailbreak in Miami catches his eye. But one of the escaped prisoners is the man known only as Barracuda, the most sadistic and dangerous of killers in a gangland filled with extremely dangerous and sadistic killers. Lock the doors and prep the morgues; war is coming to Miami! Parental Advisory
CHILDREN OF ATOM #1
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Bernard Chang (CA) R. B. Silva WHEN DID THE X-MEN GET SIDEKICKS?! Now! Don't miss the debut of the greatest teenage super hero team of all time! They've learned from the best, now they're ready to be put to the test! But who the heck are these kids, and where do they come from? Guest-starring the X-Men! Rated T+
(W) Leah Williams (A) David Baldeon (CA) Ivan Shavrin MUTANTS HAVE CONQUERED DEATH! By the grace of The Five, the resurrection protocols can bring back any fallen mutant. But such a huge enterprise isn't without its problems and complications... When a mutant dies, X-Factor is there to investigate how and why to keep the rules of reincarnation. Writer Leah Williams (AMAZING MARY JANE, X-TREMISTS) and artist David Baldeón (DOMINO, WEB WARRIORS) take Northstar, Polaris, Prodigy, Eye-boy, Daken and Prestige into the world of murder and missing persons... Rated T+
CABLE #2 DX
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto LOVE AND VIOLENCE! When mutant babies are going missing, Cable takes it personally. Almost as personally as his love life... It's not easy dating five girls, even if they are clones. Rated T+
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 4)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Terry Dodson The exciting finale! On an island of doom, the X-Men and Fantastic Four fight to save the future! Lines will be drawn in the sand and enemies will be made, upending the Marvel Universe! Rated T+
WOLVERINE #3 DX
(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert WOLVERINE DIGS IN! The Flower Cartel and the Pale Girl seem to be one step ahead of Wolverine, but he has a plan. It's a risky gamble that will take him into the heart of a larger criminal conspiracy even as it puts many mutant lives at risk. Parental Advisory
GIANT SIZE X-MEN NIGHTCRAWLER #1
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Alan Davis HICKMAN AND DAVIS HAUNT THE XAVIER SCHOOL! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman teams with legendary artist Alan Davis (X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, AVENGERS) for an eerie tale of adventure! When the X-Men lose contact with the Greymalkin Habitat, it falls to Nightcrawler to lead a mission into the unknown! Rated T+
(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver THE DEADLY GARDEN! As one of the team members struggles with their secrets unraveling, the rest of X-Force has to fight to stay alive long enough to salvage their mission. Parental Advisory
MARVELS X #4 (OF 6)
(W) Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (A) Well-Bee (CA) Alex Ross The last boy on Earth has been abducted by the creature that killed countless heroes and villains alike. And while David fights for his life to escape and avenge Captain America himself, Spider-Man has become the hunter, seeking to find the boy who is a cure for humanity lost. Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Well-Bee continue the mightiest prequel to the EARTH X trilogy imaginable. Rated T
MARVEL #2 (OF 6)
(W) Alex Ross, More (A) More, Alex Ross (CA) Alex Ross Another artist extravaganza overseen by the master; Alex Ross! In this issue, the X-Men old and new grapple with the swelling of their ranks in a story by Dan Brereton, the Thing, Spider-Man and Doctor Doom contend for the most coveted object on the planet in a tale by Eric Powell, and the Vision pushes himself to the limit in order to save a life in an adventure by Paolo Rivera! All wrapped in a framing sequence painted by Alex and scripted by Steve Darnall! Rated T
SPIDER-MAN NOIR #2 (OF 5)
(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Dave Rapoza DATELINE 1933! • After months of fruitless efforts, the Nazis have discovered an ancient evil in one of their dig sites on the other side of the world. • After a friend of a friend is murdered, SCRAPPY YOUNG REPORTER and rookie gumshoe PETER PARKER finds himself torn from his borough and thrust into the action! • Unsure of who he can trust, our hero quickly finds himself on A GLOBE-TROTTING ADVENTURE, encountering friend and foe alike - some of whom may even bear a passing resemblances to familiar faces from the Marvel Universe! Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SINS RISING PRELUDE #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Kim Jacinto (CA) Ryan Ottley • Who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he's back? • Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history. • We will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater's secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat. Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley DO NOT MISS THIS ISSUE! • Peter Parker's life will change... possibly forever. Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #44
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Carlos E. Gomez • Kindred has big plans with the Sin-Eater, and none of it looks good for Spider-Man. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is going to explode this summer, and this is where we light the fuse. Rated T
AMAZING MARY JANE #7
(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Paulo Siqueira THE SPOTLIGHT BECOMES A TARGET! • Disaster strikes while Mary Jane is promoting her (and Mysterio's) big movie! • Is this terrible luck or part of someone's dark design?! • It'll take some drastic measures to keep her safe! We're about to put MJ waaaaay out of her comfort zone... Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE #4 (OF 5)
(W) Mat Johnson (A) Mack Chater (CA) Niko Henrichon • What's a journalist's responsibility when the truth could be more dangerous than a lie? • What scoops has Robbie Robertson, Daily Bugle's editor in chief and Peter Parker's mentor, buried in his storied career? • And the mystery surrounding Empire State University's missing professors is about to explode! Rated T
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN ALIEN REALITY #5 (OF 5)
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land • Thanks to the combined efforts of Nightmare, Dormammu and the Hobgoblin, the universe is fracturing like you've never seen before - REALITY ITSELF IS COLLAPSING! • The team behind the original Symbiote Spider-Man series closes out the second volume with a BANG! You won't want to miss this one! Rated T
WEB OF VENOM WRAITH #1
(W) Donny Cates (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Kyle Hotz • Since his appearance in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, one thing WRAITH has made perfectly clear is that he's hunting KNULL, the God of the Symbiotes. • Now, in the wastelands on the outskirts of the cosmos, he'll have his chance to face him... Rated T+
(W) Donny Cates (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Ryan Stegman SPECIAL OVERSIZED 25th ISSUE! VENOM ISLAND FINALE! Caught between a Brock and a hard place! Eddie must make a life-altering decision. How does Eddie move on from the events of VENOM ISLAND? Rated T+
RAVENCROFT #4 (OF 5)
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Kyle Hotz • John Jameson begins to feel the pressure from both sides, as Wilson Fisk continues to extort him - and his friend and partner Misty Knight, implores him to do the right thing. • You know what they say about stress - it can bring out the worst in people... Rated T+
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel THE BLACK WINTER IS HERE. A god. A king. A herald. Every title Thor has worn has come with its own powers, its own terrible responsibilities. But none of them will be enough to stop the Black Winter. To save the Ten Realms - the entirety of the Multiverse - the Odinson must become...something else... Parental Advisory
IMMORTAL HULK THRESHING PLACE #1
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo TWO OF COMICS' MOST IMAGINATIVE TALENTS UNITE FOR A HULK TALE LIKE NONE OTHER! There's a monster raging in America's heartland - and it's not the Hulk. When a young girl goes missing on a Kansas farm, Bruce Banner gets the itch - the one that tells him gamma is on the loose. But this town doesn't take kindly to strangers - especially the big, green, violent kind. Can the Hulk save a child before it's too late, or is he about to take the blame for another massacre? Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #34
(W) Al Ewing (A) Butch Guice (CA) Alex Ross • The Thoughtful Man is here - and his dreadful thoughts are vast and dark enough to swallow even the Devil. • Samuel Sterns walked through the Green Door and gained knowledge. Follow him through the journey of his life - from his rebirth to his final experiment. • Follow the LEADER. Rated T+
SAVAGE AVENGERS #12
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Valerio Giangiordano Something is killing the Shuma Goraths! That's usually great news, but Kulan Gath thinks he's finally figured out how to consume the elder god, and it's BAD NEWS for our plane of existence. Dr. Strange and Elektra recruit Conan for their plan to kill Kulan Gath. Now that is some GREAT NEWS. Parental Advisory
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Javi Garron (CA) Matteo Scalera MOON KNIGHT VS. THE AVENGERS Mummies are rising from their graves. Secret armies march by moonlight, from K'un-Lun to Wakanda to Greenwich Village. A dark god invades Asgard. And the Moon Knight has been unleashed as never before. So begins the Age of Khonshu. So fall the Avengers. Rated T+
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #4 (OF 5)
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Juan Jose Ryp IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE GREEN GOBLIN! • Welcome to Osborn City! • THOR, ANT-MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA and HULK JR. have fallen into the clutches of NORMAN OSBORN, a.k.a. the GREEN GOBLIN. • Let's just say, the years have not been kind to the Goblin's psyche... • A knockdown drag-out fight between the AVENGERS and the likes of ENCHANTRESS, WILD CHILD, ABSORBING MAN and more reveals the true nature of DOOM's mission, and the hidden betrayal that may crush all hope in the Wastelands! Rated T
CAPTAIN AMERICA #21
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters (CA) Alex Ross ALL DIE YOUNG continues as the time when Steve Rogers must pick up the shield and the stripes once more draws nigh! Rated T+
REVENGE OF COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5 (OF 5)
(W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A/CA) Scott Hepburn • Cosmic Ghost Rider launches a one-man war as Cammi's soul is dragged to hell! • But as Cosmic Ghost Rider battles through the underworld to save her, he'll discover that there's something more dangerous than damnation lurking in the inferno... • Don't miss out as the explosive creative team of Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum and Scott Hepburn raises hell in this epic series finale! Parental Advisory
STAR WARS #5
(W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva The next steps on Luke Skywalker's search for Jedi wisdom begin here! • Following a mysterious vision he received on CLOUD CITY, Luke travels to a lost planet looking for a woman he believes may hold the key to his Jedi future and that of the entire Rebellion. • But will he arrive at his destination in time to learn what he needs... or will the evil DARTH VADER get there first? Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Cresta, Marika (CA) Valentina Remenar NEW CREW, NEW MISSION! With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it's never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She's been keeping a low profile - jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory? Rated T
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #3
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Lee Bermejo DUEL TO THE DEATH...AS THE SCOREKEEPER WILLS! • Bossk confronts Valance in the ultimate heavyweight battle...and only one bounty hunter will remain standing when the dust clears. • The mysterious Nakano Lash finally resurfaces, threatening to plunge the underworld into an all-out war between two of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the galaxy. • Every bounty hunter, including the fearsome BOBA FETT, is after Lash. But what truly drives Fett to hunt down this particular quarry? Is it for the payday or...vengeance?! What exactly happened to Boba, Valance and Lash on that ill-fated mission so many years ago...? Rated T
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee GHOSTS OF VADER'S PAST! • In his quest to destroy everyone who hid the existence of his son, Luke Skywalker, from him, Darth Vader has formed an unlikely partnership with an eerie shadow from his previous life. • Now they return to Naboo where a powerful new host of vengeful ghosts awaits them. • Delve deeper into Vader's past than you thought possible with this shocking tale of tragedy and revenge! Rated T
BOYS DEAR BECKY #1 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Darick Robertson Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family. But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way. There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he's going to.
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora It's the ultimate showdown between the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, up against the joint forces of Rita Repulsa and Shredder! Cowabunga!
LADY DEATH SCORCHED EARTH #2 (OF 2)
(W) Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean (A) Diego Bernard (CA) Mike Krome Twenty years ago, the earth as we know it was irrevocably changed in the aftermath of Lady Death's epic battle with Atrocity, The Mother of Abominations. A major city was laid to waste, and though she saved the day, Lady Death was labeled a global threat. And then - Lady Death disappeared. Set against this backdrop, and with the extinction level villainy of The Trinity threatening humanity, Lady Death returns to present day earth. Will she be seen as friend or foe? Is she humanity's salvation or destruction?